New hosting outage

You may have noticed that http://www.finkproject.org is unavailable again.  We regret the inconvenience, believe me.

As before, this also affects distribution of updated package descriptions via the rsync mirrors.  The following two workarounds are available:

  1. Use fink selfupdate-cvs to switch to CVS updating, since CVS service is not affected.
  2. Use a different rsync mirror.  The following mirrors update directly from CVS and are not affected by the outage:
    rsync://ber.de.eu.finkmirrors.net/finkinfo/
    rsync://hnd.jp.asi.finkmirrors.net/finkinfo/
    The easiest option to change this is to edit /sw/etc/fink.conf as a super user (e.g. by using sudo nano /sw/etc/fink.conf) and change the Mirror-rsync line directly.

The disruption also affects the mirroring of package sources.  The following two workarounds are suggested:

  1. Use fink configure --mirror and select option 2 at the first prompt, then go through and just hit return to leave everything else unchanged.  This will have fink try to download from the original source first.
  2. Use a different master mirror.  The following mirrors  are not affected by the outage:
    http://distfiles.ber.de.eu.finkmirrors.net/
    http://distfiles.hnd.jp.asi.finkmirrors.net/
    The easiest option to change this is to edit /sw/etc/fink.conf as a super user (e.g. by using sudo nano /sw/etc/fink.conf) and change the Mirror-master line directly.

The online documentation is still available through the Sourceforge CVS browser.   

Check back here for updates.

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Sourceforge CVS outage

Access to Sourceforge’s CVS server is currently down.  The issue appears to be known:

https://twitter.com/sfnet_ops

https://sourceforge.net/blog/various-sourceforge-services-down/

Hopefully it will be fixed soon.  The best recommendation at this point is to apply  workaround #2 from https://finkers.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/hosting-outage/.

Hosting outage

You may have noticed that http://www.finkproject.org is unavailable.  The hosting provider at xs4all, where the machine is located, has been notified.  We regret the inconvenience.

In addition to web services, this also affects distribution of updated package descriptions via the rsync mirrors.  The following two workarounds are available:

  1. Use fink selfupdate-cvs to switch to CVS updating, since CVS service is not affected.
  2. Use a different rsync mirror.  The following mirrors update directly from CVS and are not affected by the outage:
    rsync://ber.de.eu.finkmirrors.net/finkinfo/
    rsync://hnd.jp.asi.finkmirrors.net/finkinfo/
    The easiest option to change this is to edit /sw/etc/fink.conf as a super user (e.g. by using sudo nano /sw/etc/fink.conf) and change the Mirror-rsync line directly.

The disruption also affects the mirroring of package sources.  The following two workarounds are suggested:

  1. Use fink configure --mirror and select option 2 at the first prompt, then go through and just hit return to leave everything else unchanged.  This will have fink try to download from the original source first.
  2. Use a different master mirror.  The following mirrors  are not affected by the outage:
    http://distfiles.ber.de.eu.finkmirrors.net/
    http://distfiles.hnd.jp.asi.finkmirrors.net/
    The easiest option to change this is to edit /sw/etc/fink.conf as a super user (e.g. by using sudo nano /sw/etc/fink.conf) and change the Mirror-master line directly. 

Check back here for updates.

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Tired of manually migrating your Fink Perl/Python/Octave … modules to match the latest Fink version of Perl/Python/Octave?

Hate having to check whether all of your installed modules are also available for the new version?

Have we got a script for you!  (I like it, anyway):

#!/usr/bin/env perl # Copyright (c) 2012 Alexander Hansen # # This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or # modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License # as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 # of the License, or (at your option) any later version. # # This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, # but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of # MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the # GNU General Public License for more details. # # You should have received a copy…

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fink-0.34.0 released.

fink-0.34.0 was released on 16 July, 2012. This is the first release to support Mountain Lion (OS 10.8).

Until Mountain Lion is available to the general public, we ask that users submit bug reports to the Fink Seed List, which has been set up in such a manner as to to avoid violating the NDA.

fink-0.33.2 released 2012-06-20

fink-0.33.2 was released on 6 June, 2012. This is a bugfix release which fixes how the JAVA_HOME environment variable gets set for building on OS 10.6 and 10.7 (10.5 was OK, and is unaffected by this update).

fink-0.33.0 released 2012-06-11

fink-0.33.0 was released on 6 June, 2012. This release introduces some new features:

Starting with this version of fink, packages will be built as an unprivileged user by default, which prevents the build process from installing files in the rest of the filesystem. (Prior to fink-0.33.0 we relied on maintainers to test their packages using this method). Users may find that some packages don’t build in this mode, so we appreciate feedback, as always, to help us find and correct problems.

In addition, we have added some additional options for maintainers in this Fink version:

  • /sw/Library/Python has been added to the list of valid directories in a package, to provide a unified location to install modules built against a built-in Python.
  • There is now an xcode.app virtual package for packages that use xcodebuild to BuildDepend upon. Its version is the version of Xcode.app. The xcode virtual package has always been based on the presence of the command-line tools, and now its version is the version of those. Note that xcode and xcode.app are the same for Xcodes prior to 4.3.